• 2014 Skater of the Year Contender Profiles

    2014 Skater of the Year Contender Profiles
    We cast a wide net to start the 2014 SOTY debate. Check the stats and help us whittle it down. Who do YOU think should win the only award that matters?
  • Escape From SOTY Island

    Escape From SOTY Island
    Sometimes a video is so gnarly it defies an appropriate caption. Let's keep it simple: the skating here is absolutely incredible and you've got to watch this. Featuring David Gonzalez, Grant Taylor, and crew.

    'Tis the season of SOTY. A lot of dudes went Rambo this year, so we're gonna need your help to sort this thing out. We'll start with a broad list of contenders and narrow down the finalists in the upcoming weeks. Let the VOTING begin!
  • Vote for the 2010 SOTY

    Vote for the 2010 SOTY
    King of the Road is over. Now it's time for the only thing left to give away: the Skater of the Year trophy. Rusty wants to party.
  • Five Sequences: Chris Cole

    Five Sequences: Chris Cole
    In honor of Chris Cole's amazing year we gathered up sequences featuring the 2009 SOTY.
  • April 2009

    April 2009
    Cover: Silas Baxter-Neal - Backside smithPhoto: BurnettInside This Mag: Thrasher's 2009 Skater of the Year goes to Silas Baxter-Neal, Marc Johnson, SOTY '07 passes the torch, interviews with former SOTYs Hawk, Anderson, Cardiel, Arto and TNTMusic Articles: The Faint, Nasa and Gates of Slumber
  • May 2008

    May 2008
    Cover: Marc Johnson - Front board fakiePhoto: RedaInside This Mag: Skater of the Year Marc Johnson, past SOTYs Geoff Rowley, John Cardiel, Brian Anderson and more talk about MJ, Daewon talks about highlights of being an SOTYAlso In This Issue: Duffel, Haslam, Reynolds, Mariano, Silas, Duncombe, Rune, Janoski and DrewMusic Articles: Boris and more
  • April 2007

    April 2007
    Cover: Daewon SongPhoto: BurnettInside This Mag: Skater of the Year Issue featuring Thrasher's SOTY Daewon SongAlso In This Issue: Interviews with last year's SOTY Chris Cole, Corey Duffel, Bastien Salabanzi and Nick Dompierre, the Phelper's trip to China with the Nike team and Lance Dawes and the annual T-Eddy awards
  • April 2006

    April 2006
    Cover: Chris ColePhoto: ShigeoInside This Mag: Skater of the Year Chris Cole, 2005 in review with T-Eddy awards and an interview with Daewon SongAlso In This Issue: Skater of the Year in retrospect featuring interviews from all the past winners including Tony Hawk, Danny Way, John Cardiel, Salman Agah, Mike Carrol, Chris Senn, Eric Koston, Bob Burnquist, Andrew Reynolds, Brian Anderson, Geoff Rowley, Arto Saari, Tony Trujillo, and Mark Appleyard
  • May 2005

    May 2005
    Cover: Danny Way – Switch Crooked Grind Photo: SturtInside This Mag: Thrasher's 2005 Skater of the Year Danny Way, Mark Appleyard passes the torch, 2004 T-Eddy Awards and SOTYs that should-have-been Mark Gonzales, Pat Duffy, Chad Muska and Jamie Thomas Also In This Issue: Interviews with Bastien Salabanzi, Zered Bassett, Darrell Stanton, Paul Rodriguez and Chris ColeMusic Articles: Fat Mike, Street Dogs, Lamb of God, Dios Malos, DJ Vlad, Shadows Fall, Mistah F.A.B. and Billy Reese Peters